Marketing & Business Development Executive, Lightbox Africa (production)

Deadline in two days!

Marketing & Business Development Executive

Releases  /  29th May 2017

LightBox Africa is currently seeking a talented Marketing & Business Development Executive whose primary role will be in Business Development to improve the organization’s market position and achieve financial growth by ensuring increased sales & sustained client relations.

You will be tasked with building key customer relationships, identifying business opportunities, negotiating and closing business deals. You will be expected to maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions.


New Business Development

  • Prospect for potential new clients and turn this into increased business by networking, cold calling, advertising or any other means of generating interest.
  • Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging your network.
  • Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organization.
  • Research and build relationships with new clients.
  • Plan approaches and pitches. * Work with team to develop proposals that speaks to the client’s needs, concerns, and objectives.
  • Participate in pricing the solution/service.
  • Handle objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion. o Strategic planning by ensuring an active marketing plan is in place.

Client Retention

  • Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships.
  • Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs.
  • Arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs.

Business Development Planning

  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends.
  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products, and distribution channels.
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales.
  • Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators.

Management and Research

  • Submit weekly progress reports and ensure data is accurate.
  • Track and record activity on accounts and help to close deals to meet these targets.
  • Ensure that prerequisites (like prequalification or getting on a supplier list) are fulfilled within a timely manner. o Ensure all team members represent the company in the best light.
  • Present business development training and mentoring to internal staff, inspiring everyone to market the Company.
  • Understand the company’s goal and purpose so that will continue to enhance the company’s performance.

Communication & Brand visibility

  • Understand the company’s goal and purpose so that will continue to enhance the company’s performance.
  • Develop content for promotional materials including direct mail pieces, print and electronic. newsletters, web site and social media stories, media releases, and other materials as needed.
  • Plan and implement communications plans as required.

Competencies and Attributes Required

  • Ability to plan and implement communications plans as required.
  • A target orientated disposition and the desire to sell and meet targets.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact confidently with a variety of people from varying backgrounds.
  • The ability to persuade and convince people of the merits of a product or service.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Drive, determination, persistence and tenacity.
  • Have a grasp of the film & media production industry.
  • Strategic and creative planning.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with I can do attitude.

Qualifications: Knowledge and Technical Skills

  • Business Degree with a focus on Marketing & Communication.
  • Diploma in CIM an added advantage.
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in Marketing, Business Development & Communication. Preferably in a Media production company.

Send your CV to by 31.05.2017

Job: Communications Consultant, Friends of Lake Turkana (6 months)

May 2017
Friends of Lake Turkana
Environmental Justice| Resource Governance |Community Rights

Full job description HERE

Position Title: Communications Consultant

Reporting to: Executive Director



Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT), is a grassroots organization working to foster social, economic and environmental justice in the Turkana Basin is seeking a Media & Communications Consultant for six months contract. The Consultant will develop and implement communication and media strategies that facilitate comprehension, adoption and advancement of FoLT’s program’s goals and objectives. The position will be virtual with frequent travel.

The Consultant will develop, implement and manage communication strategies and implement focused communication and media strategies to support FoLT’s work. The Consultant will facilitate on-going communication between all parts of the organization, internal and external stakeholders and identify communication and media needs and opportunities of the organization.

Summary of Role

The consultant will be responsible for management of the communications and media aspects of campaigns and events, coordinating the implementation of the internal and external communication strategy of FoLT, ensuring team and public engagement and participation in its work.

The role requires strategic decision- making, analytical understanding, coordination and management. Leading the media and communications strategic planning to support the 2017 – 2022 Strategy. The role includes responsibility to mentor, training, manage and supervise others.


Call for trainee subeditors, The Star

Call from The Star:

We are looking for trainee subeditors, especially but not exclusively for digital.
We want people who love the news and writing and are willing to learn about editing.

Please contact Victoria:
victoria.graham at
victoria.graham at

Informal additional info:

Editing/subediting is the backbone of any good news operation.

I have been training editor here for three years (22 years with The AP). I am not the HR Department and we are just starting to recruit.

I do not yet have details about engagement,. Any stipend will be modest. But we will advise top candidates when we know.

Kindly email me a few grafs about yourself and your CV. Some of you have already done so. Thank you.

You do not need to be a professional writer or editor to be a good subeditor, crucial to all news operations, digital and print. There are print and digital platforms that offer opportunities for creativity. We are expanding our digital platforms, and there are opportunities for good writing and creativity. Social media, too.

I advise you to look at Radio Africa Group websites (including the Star, Kiss, Jambo, Classic — and Mpasho).

Subeditors make well-known writers look good and often write better than big names themselves. They improve their raw copy, catch errors, add background and context. They rethink and reorganise. They write catchy headlines that ensure stories are read and passed along. Attitude, initiative and motivation are key.

You must love the news, be up to date, read a lot, know the news makers (their titles and how they spell their names), be savvy, detail-oriented, unafraid to change a story if the most interesting elements are buried. Make a boring story interesting, if possible.
Do you have a flair for writing? Storytelling? Choosing the right word? An eye for the telling detail that makes a story?

Excellent written English is vital. We get a lot of crush/crash, park/pack, carve/curve and so on. We expect you to fix those problems — swiftly. You will get up to speed. We will train you.

Many people can learn all this and excel. Many people can ‘learn’ and still lack what it takes. Some instinctively get it. Some with master’s degrees and certificates will never get it. No matter how many laurels. I knew a door-to-door Kenyan salesman (soap, housewares) who reported and wrote better than a well-regarded trainee with a major foreign news agency.

Thank you for your interest. Kindly do not call. I am swamped.


Job: Applicant Care Associate, Shortlist


From a new player on the field: Shortlist, a recruitment service that vets you based directly on your skills. Right now they themselves are hiring, and more jobs are coming soon.

Applicant Care Associate

Do you believe that traditional approaches to hiring are ineffective and time consuming? Are you passionate about troubleshooting customer issues until you find right solution? Is there no better feeling for you than crossing every item off your to-do list? Are you passionate about unlocking professional potential?

Shortlist is a human capital company with a difference. We bring together technology and people to transform the way job seekers and businesses interact. This is accomplished by matching talent with opportunity by offering growing businesses a personal and effective way to find great employees. We offer job seekers, like you, a platform to stand-out, unlock your potential, and find your calling.

Every week, hundreds of people use the Shortlist platform to apply for awesome jobs in Kenya.  The Applicant Care Associate is critical to ensuring that every applicant has a positive, convenient, and encouraging Shortlist experience so that they  are empowered to demonstrate their abilities and skills to potential employers. This is an incredible opportunity for a customer care professional who would like to apply their skills and passion to an awesome startup with a great team and fun culture.

Detailed Responsibilities…

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Advocacy Officer, FRIDA (remote)

This is a GLOBAL ROLE (anyone could be applying from anywhere) so make sure you’re really competitive and well suited for the role before spending your time applying…

FRIDA is looking for an Advocacy Officer


Founded in 2010, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund is the only youth-led fund focused exclusively on supporting young feminist activism to advance social justice movements and agendas across the globe. We believe in the collective power, expertise, and innovation of young feminist organizers to address root causes and structures of inequality in order to create lasting change in their communities. To this end, FRIDA:

● Provides small flexible grants to fund initiatives led by young women and trans*youth under 30 years old with small flexible grants for core support, selected through an annual participatory review process.
● Offers opportunities for capacity development that are accessible and responsive to the needs of young feminist organizers, and based on linking and learning relationships that strengthen networks of young feminist activists within multigenerational movements;
● Mobilizes resources from both traditional and non-traditional sources, with new and modern methods, to enhance the quality and quantity of funding for women’s human rights; and
● Builds knowledge for advocacy to ensure financial and non-financial policies are inclusive and responsive to the priorities articulated by young women, girls and trans* youth.


FRIDA seeks a dynamic and confident leader to be responsible for FRIDA’s advocacy strategy, including: building knowledge to support advocacy, running campaigns, and supporting the advocacy goals of grantee partners. In addition, this position will provide writing and support for resource mobilization and communications, and support coordination of special grants schemes to fund intersectional, cross-movement, and innovative ideas of young feminists.

As a cross-cutting position, this position will work closely with all members of the FRIDA team as well as interacting with the larger community, including grantee partners, advisors, and donors. It will be supervised by a FRIDA Co-Director.

Please click here to view a detailed description of this position. And more info below… 

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Green Max Capital Advisors is Recruiting! GreenMax Capital Advisors, an international clean energy investment and management consulting firm is searching for a GreenMax Transaction Advisory Associate  to join there base in Nairobi Kenya. GreenMax is specialized financial advisory organization that provides policy and project development resources for clean energy sectors. They have been a dominant player in the clean energy industry […]

Umati Capital is Searching for a CFO Umati Capital a financial services institution with a mission to revolutionize access to finance through technology utilization. Launched in late 2012 the founders build the startup with the objective to bring access to small-medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the Africa. Umati capital works with businesses across the agricultural and food sectors, producing innovative solutions to […]

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Fellowship, Vera Solutions

Vera Fellows help social impact organizations use data and technology to achieve their missions more efficiently and effectively. Apply today to join the Vera Solutions team in Boston, Cape Town, Mumbai, or Washington DC:

Deadline: 28 February 2017

Note: Vera Fellows are full-time employees of the company and have the title of Associate Consultant (AC).


About Vera Solutions:

Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and Certified B Corporation® building cloud and mobile applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients—more than 175 organizations in over 45 countries—include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations. Our solutions help organizations working in health, education, and development to collect, analyze and utilize real-time, high-quality programmatic data, automate processes, and work more efficiently and effectively. Vera’s work is centered on the platform, the world’s leading cloud application development platform.

Vera is a growing organization, with more than 40 full-time staff based in Boston, Cape Town, Geneva, Mumbai, Nairobi, New York, and Washington DC. We have been honored with Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, Dasra Social Impact, Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowships, the Genesis Prize, and have been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 30 Startups to Watch.